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Judge Rules Against Montgomery County Ban on Lawn Pesticides

A Montgomery Circuit Court judge has ruled against the county’s ban on the use of cosmetic pesticides on lawns, dealing a major setback to environmental advocates who argued that chemicals in the products are unsafe.

 

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